The volcano man; that’s me. I guess I have no-one but myself to blame. If you’re a fan of Madeira wine, Etna and Santorini, one kind of merits the epithet. Thus, no surprise when I was asked to conduct an Etna tasting!
The Nerello Mascalese based wines of Etna can hardly be placed in [...]
“Urknall,” Alfred says. “You know, the start of universe, the big bang theory.”
“This is the German word for it, Urknall.”
The surroundings are just dreamlike. We’re sitting in a saint-like memorial place just outside Horitschon, an oasis in the middle of a vineyard. In one corner there’s a statue. Maybe [...]
200 years. That’s impressive. Impressive for a family business. You see, family owned companies normally have a life cycle way below 200 years. Heck, even 20 or 30 years are impressive for a family run company. Not Blandy’s though. They’re celebrating John Blandy’s founding of the company in 1811, by putting the 7th generation [...]
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